I guess there will never be the right words available to describe what it's like to attend my first photo exhibition where my photographs were hanging from the walls, watching people stop and stare and point at something I created, giggling because my husband was trying to get close enough to eavesdrop on what they were saying. I guess it's the surreal sensation that I am still en-cloaked in of how fast my journey is suddenly moving that is preventing me from coming back down to earth.
I was grateful just to be there and be enriched by the experience, I never thought that I would walk away from the exhibition with an empty space on the wall because one of my photographs was sold. I have my head firmly swimming in the clouds. Indescribable beyond the piecing of words in a cognitive structure.
I don't want to come back down from where I am currently floating but it is onward and upward to the next few projects coming up which I will inform you of real soon.
Thank you Maryna for your belief in me. Derek for your superb quality prints and choice in framing and for keeping me sane. Wendy for looking after my babies so I could do my thing, I love you. Olive, for being there with me on the evening and for filling my heart with so much of your happy energy. Gerry for your willingness to answer and help with so much patience, no matter how stupid the question at the drop of a hat. Gman, for being my longest friend, taking my crap, believing in and supporting me and for pushing my stubborn arse. Kerri for being one of the truest friends I could ever ask for, all wrapped up in a dynamic tiny frame. Victoria, hell lady, what can I say except thank you for walking in at the right time. Avalon, phew...good grief hunni what would I do without you huh?? My husband for helping me make this exhibition possible, my tears are my most powerful expression of gratitude.
To everyone who has been there from the very beginning, supporting me and watching me grow from where I began to where I am now, to those who walked in a little while back and to those who are still to join the adventure. I am grateful to you all for your unyielding encouragement and support. It's extremely humbling to be able to share what I do with all of you and hopefully inspire you in some small way. I cannot thank those of you who have stayed with me enough.
How I see it...
I see, speak and write in metaphors because I feel there is much we can learn from nature, people and our surroundings as depicted in my photographs and why I enjoy sharing my thoughts. Not in any attempt to convince or convert you to my way of thinking, seeing or feeling but to share how I see and experience MY mind map of the world. You at no time have to agree, all I ask is that my views and the views of others who wish to express theirs are kindly respected. So relax, get comfy and just enjoy. Happy reading!